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Old 02-27-2008, 04:17 PM   #21
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My mirror was all the way up. I tried flipping it and it didn't help enough to give up the night setting since I drive a lot on freeways at night and 50+ sets of headlights in the back window would be horrible. I bet a lift and taller tires (I'm hoping for some competition to TC before I buy something) will fix the visibility thing...
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:18 PM   #22
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I have no trouble getting in and out, of course my last two cars were compacts. (My old bug had so much headroom I could wear a top hat)
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I dont consider myself tall but i'm not short either. i'm 6" and i have plenty of head room. i have no idea why they consider the Taco bad for tall drivers
Same here. 6' 235lbs and I have no problem fitting in my truck. What are they comparing it against? Full size or other midsize?
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:31 PM   #24
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6'2" and 215. I have never hit my head when getting in. I do have to look under the mirror to see to my right at a stop. The seat could be an inch or 2 higher for better leg room. I find myself constantly moving my legs to find a comfortable position. The emergency brake is in a bad place also.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:19 PM   #25
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The emergency brake is in a bad place also.
You must have a stick. The autos have a foot-parking brake.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:26 PM   #26
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Imagine, $19,800 MSRP for a truck with what, 2 speed windshield wipers. I think Toyota has it figured.

Rant over.
Imagine over $40,000 for a TRD double cab before taxes up here in Canada. I KNOW Toyota has it figured.
Rant over.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:54 PM   #27
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For $100 and 10 minutes you can add intermitent wipers. The only difference is the stalk which can be bought at the stealership or online. There is a DIY article on another site, don't have the link though. Cruise control is about $150 in parts to add and takes all of 10 minutes (unless you have a stick, then it's 30 minutes)
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I m 6' 3" and wear a Stetson. I have three gun racks over head. The shotgun rack is just over the seat.
What is the problem?
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:02 AM   #29
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Also, as far as the mirror is concerned. Yes, it is low but I turned it 180 degrees (day/night switch on top) and it is now out of the way. I have a 20% tint back window so I have no need to place it in the nighttime mode for headlights behind me. Works just fine. Cleared up my blind spot.
Oh SNAP!
I tried this and it helped more than I thought it would!
Raises the lower edge of the mirror about 1/2" enough to make a noticeable difference. I still need to duck to look under if I'm too close, but its worth doing with the standard mirror for some added windsheild.
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I was holding my breath waiting for DanUsa to chime in with a comment about an arsenal he probably has in his cab that DOES not impede his in cab movement.

Hell, My face never even changed colors.

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I m 6' 3" and wear a Stetson. I have three gun racks over head. The shotgun rack is just over the seat.
What is the problem?
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:23 AM   #32
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Thank you for the kind and not so kind Jr. comments.
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They have put food on my table and saved my life.
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Old 02-28-2008, 06:40 AM   #33
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Dutch[/B];60969]Ok...........I mentioned this in an earlier post. I am 6'-2". The head of the door opening is too low for me. I hit my head frequently or rub it getting in.
So this is your idea of getting a Dutch Rub?

Seriously, though, I'm 5' 6" and routinely smack my head getting into mine. Guess there is too much spring in my step.
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Im six foot even but i have a friend who rides with me and he is 6"6' and he has no problem, he just has to lean the seat back alittle.
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For $100 and 10 minutes you can add intermitent wipers. The only difference is the stalk which can be bought at the stealership or online. There is a DIY article on another site, don't have the link though. Cruise control is about $150 in parts to add and takes all of 10 minutes (unless you have a stick, then it's 30 minutes)
thanks.

Stealership, well put, just paid $28 for 2 small rubber plug/gaskets for front/back of cylinder head/valve cover. Then sales dude wants to (really) sell me a $21 tube of *special* Toyota silicone sealant (price at auto store - $5.49) oh brother.
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So this is your idea of getting a Dutch Rub?

Seriously, though, I'm 5' 6" and routinely smack my head getting into mine. Guess there is too much spring in my step.

I smack my kids head when I put him is his car seat.. does that count .. he's only 2 feet tall (2 years old)
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I'm thinking of installing a spacer for my seat. I wish the bottom was tilted up a bit more.
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Thumbs up RE: Spacer for drivers seat.

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I'm thinking of installing a spacer for my seat. I wish the bottom was tilted up a bit more.

I agree with the spacer idea. I believe that I will do the same as well. Just raise the front of the seat up about 3/4" to 1 1/2" would make the driving position more comfortable.

My 1989 4Runner with 250K miles on it even has this simple seat adjustment on it. It makes a world of difference in driver comfort.

You would think that a 2008 Tacoma would have this seat adjustment as well.

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I agree with the spacer idea. I believe that I will do the same as well. Just raise the front of the seat up about 3/4" to 1 1/2" would make the driving position more comfortable.

My 1989 4Runner with 250K miles on it even has this simple seat adjustment on it. It makes a world of difference in driver comfort.

You would think that a 2008 Tacoma would have this seat adjustment as well.

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I'm coming from a Lincoln that had some of the most comfortable seats available, so I have to figure a way to get the Tacoma right.
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